Nursing home residents make up less than 0.5 percent of the US population, but represent approximately 15 percent of COVID-19-related deaths to date. Safeguarding frail, vulnerable nursing home patients, who tend to have multiple chronic conditions–and the health care professionals who care for them—is a very difficult but surmountable challenge amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a one-hour webinar to highlight the innovative approaches to address these complex challenges that are currently being implemented in the state of Maryland. The collaborative approach involves health care professionals at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the state department of health, emergency medicine professionals, and newly formed “strike teams” made up of members of the National Guard.
Moderator: Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President, The John A. Hartford Foundation
Michele F. Bellantoni, MD, CMD, Associate Professor & Clinical Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Medical Director, Specialty Hospital Programs, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director of Strategic Partnerships for CAPABLE and Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Morgan Katz, MD, MHS, Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship, Johns Hopkins Bayview, Assistant Professor Infectious Disease, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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